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Hill Cannon, the bonanza klriK, nml his
aaiiKlit'T Ucii'. who had panned un Mm
Corm-llim Hyan'g ball nt Han Frtnirlitco to
accompany hir father, urrlvn at Antelopo
Uomlnlik Ilyan ends on bin mother lo
b'K a ball Invitation for his wife, nyd I
H'fiiHciI The ditermlned old lady renmeH
(o recognize hi r daiiKhter-ln-lnw Dotn
Inlrlf ) .id luen tropped Into a iiHirrliiKd
with Ilirnlrc Jvcrson, a HteiiOKtapher.
several rn hid Keillor Him wimndcrn hli
money. lf-y liawi f rofjiiont quarrel, and
tie HllpM away. Cannon nnd hla daughter
arc Htioutd In at Antelope Dointnlclc
ttvan Ir rescued from storm In tineon
melons condition and brought to Antelope
lmtcl Antelope In cut off by wtortn. I loan
Cannon i ure Immlnlck back to life
Tv o uftic I; tr Mirnlcc dim-over In a
jaM 1 lii- l unhand In and writes letter
tryltiK to kiimotii over dlffletlltlci between
litem Iirmlnlck at hint Is able to Join
fellow snowbound prisoner In hotel par
lor He iikh temper over talk of llufortl,
an ottor After time week, end of Im
nrlflorimi nt Ih pc-ii TelccraniH and mall
arrive 1'omlnlik Ket letter from wife
Tolls lice lit dnexn't love wife, and never
3ld 8tr rrnbii itiil people begin to depart
Hohc and Iiomlnlrk emhraiie, father fiee
them (it)i d( iiiihkIh an explanation Knic'n
brother fjene Ir made miiiuiKr of ranch,
and U to Ket It If he Htay Hober a year.
Cannon espM-me rivmpnthy for Doml
tllckV port lion In talk with Hose Dotnl
nlck return home Herny exertH herxelf
to please him but he Ik Indlfforetit Cnn
lon call on Mm Hvan They dleiiHM Doti,
Inlrk'n marriage difficulties, and Cannon'
HUKKestB buying off Horny. Domlnlck
rock to park on Punday with Iterny nml
family, kch Mis Cannon. Iiowh to her
unci slnrlfi unearlne In Horny.
Vet, to Herny, this hectic prospect
looked gray; nil color Boomed sucked
from It. It appeared pulo and alien,
Its comfortnblc Intimacy gone. She
vvnn llkb a stranger wnlklng In ti
strange plncc, a forlorn, remote land,
where sho felt miserable nnd home
sick The BenBo of being dazed wiih
passing from her. Wnlklng forward
with bhort, careful atepB, alio waB
Blowly coming to the meaning of her
discovery ndjustlng horsolf to It,
realizing Kb significance. 8ho had an
uncomfortnble sensntlon of not being
ablo to control the mtiBcleu round her
mouth, bo that If spoken to sho would
have Imd difficulty In answorlng. ""d
would have been quite unable to
An open oarrlago paHsed her, nnd
Alio drew aside, then mcchaulcally
looked after It as ,lt rolled forward.
There was a single figure In It a
woman. Herny could hco her head over
the lowered hood, and the little para
aol she held, white with it black lace
cover and having a Joint In the handle.
Her eyes followed this receding head,
moving bo evenly agalnat the back
ground of trees. It soared along with
out sinking or rising, with the even,
forward night of a bird, punned Han
nah and JobIi and llnzel, turnlnt; to
drop on them quick looks, which
seemed, from Its elevated position and
the shortness of the Inspection, to
have something of disdain In them.
Ab tho carriage drew near Domlnlck,
who wnlked at tho head of tho line
with Pearl by the hand, Horny saw the
liend move, lean forward, and thwi, as
tho vehicle overhauled and passed
tho young man, turn at right nnglca
and bow to him. The wheel almost
brushed his shoulder. Ho drew back
from It with a start and lifted his hat.
Hazel, who was walking JiiBfln front
nt Horny, turned nnd projecting her
lips so that they stood out from her
face In a rcll circle, hlBScd through
"Old Lady Ryan!" nnd then In a
allghtly louder key.
"You tnko a hatchet and I'll take n
-And we'll cut off tho head of my
' '! CHAPTER XIII.
1 The Root of All Evil.
Tho conversation with her old friend
'had upset Mrs. Hynn. TheBC, were
grievances sho did not talk of to all
tho world, and the luxury of such
plain apeaklng was paid for by n re
awakened smart. Tho numb actio of
n sorrow was always with her, but her
'ConsclouBnesa of It wna dulled In tho
diversion 6f- every dny's occupations.
'Drlnglng It to tho surface this way
ignvo It a new vltullty, and when tho
iconversatlon was over and tho visitor
gone It refused to Biibsldo Into its old
She went alowly up stairs, hearing
the low murmur of volcos front tho
sitting-room where Cornelia ami Jack
Duffy we:o Btlll secluded. Kven tho
thought of that"atlsfnctorlly-buddlng
romance did not cheer her ns It had
done earlier In the day. As she had
told Cannon, she wns not tho Woman
sho had boon. Old ago wiih coming on
her and with It a softening of her Iron
nature. h wanted her aon, her Hon
Jamln, dearly beloved with all the
forces of her maturity nn IiIh father
Jisd been with nil the glow or her
In her own room alio threw asldu
die lace curtains, and looking opt on
the. splendor of tho nfternoon. deter
mined to oek cheer in tho open air
Like all Callfornlana she had a be
lief In the healing beneficence of air
and sunlight. Ab the sun had soothed
Herny of her sense of care so now It
wooed her enemy also to Book solace
In Kb balm. She rang for tho serv
ant and ordered tho carriage. A fow
minutes later, clad In rich enshrouding
, l)ltick, Bho slowly made her way down
stairs and out to tho sidewalk whore
ffujf 5Th KTyffi i
Cofiyriglit IWSjijrTjjcBODDS-MEDniLL CO.
tho victoria,' glittering In the trim
perfection of Its appointments and
drawn by a pair of well-rnatehed client
nutR, stood nt tho curb.
The man on the box touched his
hat with respc'rul greeting and the
Chinese butler, who had accompanied
her down the steps, arranged Uu rug
over her knecB nnd stepped back with
tho friendly "good-b," which Ib the
poIltoneHB of his race. They respected,
feared and liked her. Every domestic
who had over worked In Delia Hyatt's
Bervlco from the first "hired girl" of
her curly Shasta (leys 10 the staff that
now knew tho rigors of her dominion,
had found her ;i Just and generous If
exacting mistress. Hhe hnd never been
unfair, hho had never been unkind.
She was one of themselves and sho
knew how to manage thorn, how to
mnke then understand that she was
master, and Unit no drones were per
mitted In her hive; how to make them
feel that sho had a heart that sympa
thized with them, not us crcntures of
nit alien claus remotely removed from
her own, but ns fellow beings, having
the snmu passions, griefs nnd hopes ns
Ah tho carriage rolled forward Bho
settled back against tho cushioned
scat and let her eyes roam over the
prospect. It was the heart of tho aft
ernoon, still untouched by chill, not a
breath stirring. PnBBlng up tho long
drive which leads to the park, the dust
raised by wheels hung ruddy In the
nlr. Tho long shadows of trees striped
tho roadway In an Irrogular black pat
tern, picked out with Bpntterlngs of
siinslilno, like u Hpllled, gold liquid.
Helta of fragranco, tho breaths of
(towering shrubs, extended from bushy
coppices, and sometimes the keen,
acrid odor of tho eucalyptUB tobo on
tho nlr. From this lnne of entrance
tho park spread fan-like Into a still,
gracious pleasnnco. The rich, golden
light slept on level stretches of turf
and thick mound-shnped groups of
trocB. Tho throb of mubIc the thin,
othorenl music of out-of-doors
swelled and sank; tho voices of chil
dren roso clear nnd ilno from compli
cated distances, and once the raucous
cry of a poacock split tho quietness,
Bcemlng to break through tho pictorial
serenity of the lovely, 1- onmy Bcone.
Mrs. Hynn sat without movement,
her face set In u sphinx-like profundity
of expression. I'eoplo In passing car
riages bowed to her but she did not
see them and their snlutes went unro
turned. Her vision wns bent bnck on
Bcenos of her paBt so far removed
from what tnndo up the present, so
different ant! rmoto from her life to
day, that It did not soem ns If the
same perspoctlvo c( tld Includo two
Shu was thinking this as the car
riage swept Into tho wider reach of
tho drive noar tho band stand. Though
the music wns still throbbing on tho
air, people wero already leaving. Mra.
Hynn let her uninterested glance touch
tho hatted heads of tho women and
then movo forward to tho man who
headed tho column. Ho hold by tho
hand a pretty, fnlr-halrod child, who,
leaning out from his restraining grasp,
walked a littlo before him, looking
back laughingly Into his face. Mrs.
Ryan's eyes, alighting on his back, be
came suddenly charged with a tierce
fixity of attention. Tho carriage over
hauled mm anil before no looked up
she leaned forward and saw his profile,
tho brow marked by u frown,
child'B gay pi tittle causing no rospon
slvo stullo to break tho brooding grav
ity that held his fontuto.
As he felt tho vibration of tho wheel
at his Bhouldor he started nsldo and
looked up. When ho recognized his
mother IiIh fnco reddened, and, with n
quick Binilo. he lifted his lint. Her
returning saluto was serious, almost
tragically sombor. Then tho vlctorln
swept on, nnd he nnd tho child, neither
for it moment speaking, looked after
the boutiutpd head that soared awny
before- thorn with a level, forward vi
bration, llko n floating bird, tho little
purnaol held stltlly erect on Ita Jointed
As Mrs. Hynn pnsaed down the long
park ontrnnco alio thought no moro of
tho past. Tho sight of her son, head
lng tho file of his wife's relations, his
faco sot In an expression of heavy de
jection, scattered her dreams of retro
spect with a shnttcrlng impact.
The old woman's fnco wna dark
with passion, hor palollpa set Into a
tight lino. Money I Monoy might
mako trouble and bring disappoint
ment, but It would talk to those peo
ple. Money was nil they were after.
Well, they could have It!
Sho let three days go by beforo she
made the move sho hnd determined on
ton minutes after she had passed Dom
lnlck. Tho Wednesday morning fol
lowing that Sunday sho put on her
outdoor things und, dispensing with
tho carriage, wont down town on tho
car to see Hill Cannon.
Tho Honanzn King's office was on
tho first floor of n building owned by
himself on 0110 of tho finest Montgom
ery street corners. With her approach
hernlded by n rustling of rich stuffs
and a subdued punting, sho entered
the oflloc. Sho did not waste time
boating about tho bush. Their talk
lasted nearly ah hour Hefore tho In
terview ended they had threshed out
evory nspect of tho matter under dis
cussion. There would bo no loose
ends or Blighted details in any piece
of work which engaged tho attention
of this bold and energetic pair of con
Two days after this momentous com
bination of her enemies, Horny was
sitting In the parlor of her flat, writing
a letter. It was three' o'clock In the
afternoon nnd bIiu had Just dressed
herBelf for her dally Jaunt down town.
She did not hear a foot ascending
the BtnlrB, till n tap on the door-post
of tho room inndo her turn and ejacu
late a startled "Come In!" The door
that led from the parlor to tho hall
hntl been removed, nnd a bamboo por
tiere hung In tho opening. A Inrgc
mnsculine hand thrust apart the hang
ing strands, and mil Cannon, hut In
hand, confident nnd yet apologetic, en
tered tho room.
She looked nt him Inquiringly with
Bomethin" of wariness and distrust lit
She remembered him to be a friend
of the nynns', and alio had arrived at
the stage when any friend of the Ry-
tins' was an enemy of hers. Sho looked
at the old man guardedly, ready for
an attack and hrnolng herself to meet
'You'll pardon this intrusion, won't
you?" lie said In a deep, friendly voice.
She looked up at him nnd made a
slight Inclination of her head an she
had seen actresses do on the stage.
"Won't you sit down, Mr. Cannon?"
"Now, let me make my apologies for
coming. In the first plnce, I'm nn old
man. We've got a few privileges to
compensate us for the Iosb of so much
that's good. Don't you think that's
fair, Mrs. Ryan?"
Herny liked him; There was some
thing so ensy and affable in IiIb man
ner, something that made her feel he
would never censure her for her past,
or, In fact, think about It at nil.
"I'm sure I'm very glad you camo,"
sho said politoly; "any friend of Dora
Inlck's Is welcome hero."
"Will you let mo apeak frankly,
"Yes," said Herny. "Co right ahead."
"Mrs. Ryan will mako you a rich
woman, Independent of any one, tho
monoy yours to, do with as you llko,
If you'll consent to the few condi
tions she exacts."
"What nro they?"
"That you will leave your husbnnd
for a year and nt tho end of that
time nak him to glvo you your lib
erty, ho suing you for divorce on tho
ground of desertion."
"It's a brlbo," sho said slowly, "a
hrlbo to lcavo my husband."
"Oh, I wouldn't say that," ho an
swereil with a deprecating shrug
"Call It a deal, a settlement. Tio
terms urn oasy and favorable. You'll
not find 0110 of them unjust or unfair
You'ro to leave tho city,' going prefer
ably to Chicago or Now York, and
staying there for tho period of doser
tlon. Seven thousand dollars will be
Bet aside for your oxponses. At the
end of the year you aro to wrlto to
Domlnlck telling him you no longer
want to live with him and nBklng him
to glvo you your freedom. Aftor tho
divorce Is granted tho Bum of fifty
thousand dollars will bo handed over
to you, tho one condition being that
you will leave tho country and go to
Europe. It Is understood, of coifrso,
that tho matter's to bo kept a secret
from Domlnlck. Ho must think that
you are uctlng entiroly from your
own free will. He mustn't guess IiIh
mother's had any part In It."
Herny lifted her head and looked
at him. Tho color was now burning
In her cheeks and her eyea Beomcd to
hold till tho vitality of hor rigid face.
"You toll Mrs. Ryan," sho said slow
ly, "that I'll Ho dend In my coflln be
foro I'll tako hor monoy and leavo
my husband "
"Well, I'm 11 patient man, and ev
erything comes to him who wnlts."
Sho looked over hor shoulder with
a slight add suillo.
"Not everything," Bho anld.
"So long," ho answered, giving his
lint a rarowoll wavo nt her. "I've en
joyed meeting you and hope we'll soon
meet ngnln In n more friendly way
lltista Mannna, Seuorn!"
She wheeled so that sho faced him
and gnvo 11 short nod, then watched
hi in ns ho walked to tho door. Hero
ho turned, bowed deeply and respect
fully, and passed out Into tho hall, the
bamboo strands of the portloro clash
ing togothor behind him. A moment
Inter she heard tho bang of tho street
Her two predominant sensations
wero rngo and triumph. It deoponod
her detestation of tho Rynns, and nt
tho same time gnvo her a senso of
Intimacy with them. And it showed
hor hor power. Standing In tho mid
dlo of the room with her eyes still
staring at tho now motionless portloro
strands, she saw, stretching away Into
a limitless glided distance, her nego
tiations with her husband's family. If
tholr desire to rupture tho marriage
took them thus far, where might It not
It was not tho Ryans nlone who
wanted to buy her off. It was the
Cannons as wall. They not only want
ed Domlnlck to get rid of her; they
wanted him to get rid of her so that
he could marry Roso Cannon. Tho
other girl wns behind it all, accounted
for the participation of tho Bonanza
King, accounted probably for tho
whole move the pink and white girl
In the French clothes who had all her
life had everything and now wanted
Horny iverson's husband.
The Moonlight Night.
A fow nights nfter this, there was
a full moon. Domlnlck, walking homo
from tho bank, saw it nt the end of
tho atreet's vlstn, d large, yellowish
pink disk floating up Into tho twilight.
Tho ovening was warm, llko the early
summer In othor climates.; and Dom
lnlck. walking slowly nnd watching
the great yoilow Bphoro deepening In
color ns it swam majestically upward,
thought of evenings llko this in tho
past when he hud been full of the
joy of llfo and had gone forth In tho
spirit of love and adventure.
Tho determination to accept his fate
which had been wiih him on his re
turn from Antelope had of late been
shaken by stirrings of rebellion. Up
lifted by the thought of his love for
a woman hopelessly removed from
him, but who would always ho a lode
star to worship reverently and to
guide him up difficult paths, he had
been able to face his domestic trag
edy with tho high resolution of tho
martyr. But this exalted condition
was hard to maintain In the friction
of dally life with Herny.
To-night, tho period of ill humor
seemed over. Herny was not only once
again her nnlmnted self, sho was al
most feverlahly garruloua.
Kenrful .of angering hor, or, stU
worse, of arousing her suspicions,
Domlnlck boro her talk with all the
"I'll Lie Dead In My Coffin
fortitude ho had, but ho roso from the
tabic with evory nervo tingling, rasped
and galled to tho limit of endurance.
He did not come Into the den Im
mediately but roamed about, Into the
parlor, down tho passage, nnd Into
IiIb ow.n room.
"Aron't you coming Into the den?"
sho called, as alio heard him pacing
atoadlly along tho passageway.
"No," ho called back. "Tho moon
light's Bhinlng in at evory window. It
makes tno restless. I don't feel llko
Sho ant on tho dlvun, a paper spread
boforo her face, but her eyea were
slanted sldewlse, unblinking In tho ab
sorption of her attention. Suddenly
sho heard a rattling sound which sho
know Jo -bo from tho canes nnd um
brellas in the liat-mck. She cast
awny the paper, and, drawing hersolf
to tho edge of the dlvnn, peered down
the passage. Domlnlck wns standing
by tho hat-rack, his hat on tho back
of his "head, hla hand feeling among
"You've got your hat on," sho called
In a high key of surprise. "You're
not going out?"
"Yes, I am," ho answered, drawing
out tho enno ho wanted. "It's a fine
night, and I'm going for a walk."
Outside, Domlnlck walked Blowly,
keeping to the smaller and less fro
nuonted streets. It was n wonderful
night, as still as though the moon bad
exerted sorao mesmeric Influence upon
Ho walked on, skirting tho hollow,
and moving forward through Btrcets
where- old houses brooded In over
That part of California Street which
created tho hill was but a fow blocks
beyond him, nnd beforo his mind
would ncknowledgc It, his feet had
borno him that way. Ho thought only
to pass tho Cannon house, to look at
Ub windows, and bco their lights. As
It roso before him, a huge, palo mass
checkered with shadows, tho longing
to seo It tho outer shell that hid his
heart's desire passed Into a keener,
concentrated agitation that seemed to
proas out from his soul llko a cry to
Tho porch yawned black behind pil
lars that In the daytime wore painted
wood and now looked llko temple col
umns wrought In marble. Dominlck'a
glance, sweeping tho lines of yel
lowed windows, finally rested on this
cavern of shadow, and ho approached
stealthily, as a robber might, hla body
close to tho lrorr .fence. Almost be
fore his eyea hnd told him, ho knew
that a woman was attindlng there,
leaning against the balustrade that
stretched between the columns. A
climbing rose spread In a mottling of
durkneaa, over the wall beside hor
Here nnd thero It wns starred with tho
small white faces of blossoms. As
the young man drew near sho leaned
over tho balustrade, plucked ono of
the blossoms, hnd, slowly shredding
the leaves from the stem, stretched
out her hnnd nnd let them fall, like a
languid shower of silver drops, to the
Sho bent over the balustrade' to look
at them, and In doing bo, her eye9
encountered the mnn below.
For a moment they looked at each
other without apeaklng, then sho snld,
hor voice at tho lowest note that
would reach him:
"What ni'e you doing there?"
"Have you been standing thero
"No, only a few minutes. Why are
you pulling tho roses to pieces?"
She gave a littlo laugh and said
something that sounded like "I don't
Before I'll Take Her Money."
know," and moved back from the
Ho thought sho was going and
clutched the Iron spikes of the fence,
calling up to hor in a volco of urgent
feeling, curiously out of keeping with
the worda, the flrat remark that camo
Into his head:
"This is very different from Ante
lope, isn't It?"
"Yes," she said gravely, "wo had
no moonlight there, nothing but
storms and gray clouds.
"Well, I must go in. The roses nro
all picked and papa'll bo wondering
where I am."
It seemed to Domlnlck Just then
that he could not lose her. She must
Btay a moment longer. Urgency that
waa Imploring was In his volco as
"Don't go! don't go! Stay Just ono
moment longer! Can't you come
down and talk for a minute?"
She listened, wavered, and was won
over. Without nnBwer she turned
from tho shadow of the porch Into the
light on the top of the steps, and
from thero slowly descended, her
skirt gathered In ono hund, and the
othor touching tho baluster.
"l'vo wnnted so to see you. I camo
by to-night hoping that perhaps i
could catch n glimpse of your shadow
on tho curtnln. I didn't expect any
thing llko this."
He stopped, looking ut her, nnd not
listening to tho few words of her an
swer, "I think I wnnted you so that my
will called you out," he said In an lm
Sho said nothing and suddenly his
hand sought hers, clasped It tight on
tho head of the lion, and ho whiskered
"Oh, Rose, If I could seo you now
and then only for a moment Ilk
Ho felt her hand, smnll nnd cold,
crush softly Inside his, and nlmost lm
modlntiily waa conscious of her effort
to withdraw It. Ho iiiBtnntly loosened
his fingers, let hers slide from hi?
grnBp, and drew back.
"Good night," she Bald hurriedly,
and without looking at him turned nnd
went up the steps.
It was a great morning for Cornelia.
Sho was engaged. Two evenings be
fore, Jnck Duffy, who hnd been hover
lng round tho subject for a month,
poised above It, as a hawk abovo de
lighted prey, had at last descended
and Cornelia's anxieties were at an
The wind wns not yet out In force;
Its full, steady sweep would not be
Inaugurated till early In the afternoon.
It came now In gusts which fell upon
Cornelia from the back and accelerat
ed her forward progress, throwing out
on either Bldo of her a flapping sal'
It was after midday when she found
herself npproachlng that particular
block, along the edge of which the
flower-venders placo their baskets and
display their warca. The boj'B and
men, seeing thnt tho brilliant lady
was in a generous mood, collected
about her. shouting out the excellence
of their particular blossoms.
Cornelia, amused and somewhat be
wildered, looked at tho faces and
"Well, Cornelia, are you trying "to
corner tho curb-stone market?"
She wheeled swiftly and saw her
"Domlnlck!" sho exclaimed, "you'ra
just the person I want to see. I wna
going to write to you. I've got lot
to tell you."
"Come nlong then nnd take lunch
with me. I waa on my way up to
Hertrand'B when I buw you. They'll
give us a good lunch there and you
can tell me all your secrets."
They walked up the street toward
Bertrand's, a French restaurant which
for years hod enjoyed tho esteem of
tho city's gourmets.
In tho restaurant they found a va
cant table In a corner, nnd Cornelia
had to bottle up her good news while
Domlnlck pondered over the bill ol
fare. She was Impatient and drummed
on tho table with her fingers, while
her eyea roamed about the room.
Tho order given and the first
stages of lunch appearing, Cornelia
could at last claim her brother's ful'
"1 told you how awfully anxious I
was to see you, and how 1 was going
to write to you, didn't I?"
Hor brother looked up and his eyo
was caught by her rosily-blushing
"Dear me, Cornie," ho said with a
look of slowly-dawning comprehen
alon, "It renlly Isn't it really can'f
"And why can't It be?" looking very
much hurt. "What's there so queer
"Nothing, only I meant that I hadn't
heard any rumors about it. Is lr
"Yes, It 18, Domlnlck nyan, and 1
don't see why you should be so sur
prised." "Surprised! I'm moro than sur
prised. I'm delighted haven't been
so pleased for years. Who is It?"
"Jack Duffy." (
"Oh, Cornie, that's the best yet!.
That's great! It's splendid. I wish
I could kiss you, but I can't here in
the open restaurant. Why didn't you
tell mo somewhere whore v.e would be
alone? I'd just llko to glvo you a
Cornelia leaned across tbo table and
spoko with low-toned, almost tremu
"You know that If It wero I, I'd aBk
your wife. You know that all tho hard
feelings I may onco have had against
her have gone. If It wero for mo to
say, I'd havo received her from the
start. What I've always said Is,
'What's the good of keeping up these
fights? No one gets anything by them.
They don't do any one any good.' But
you know tnpmmer. The first thing
she said when wo talked about tho
house wedding, nnd I said you'd give
me away, was, 'If he'll come without
Thero wore tears in her eyes and
Domlnlck saw them and looked down
at his plato.
"All right." he said quietly. "I'll
come. When Is It to bo?"
"Juno," snld the prospective bride,
once more beginning to blush and
beam, "early In June. Tho tobcs are
so fine then, and we can have tho
house bo beautifully decorated."
With a scraping of chair legs, they
roso and, threading their way among
tho now crowded tables, passed out
Into the wind-swept atreotB. Hero they
separated, Cornelia, with her armful
of wilting flowers, going home, and
Domlnlck back to tho bank.
Two hours later, while ho was still
bonding over his books, In the hiiBhed
seclusion of tho closed building, Hill
Cnnnon waB talking to Horny In the
parlor of tho Sacramento Street flat.
Thla Interview was neither bo long,
nnd (on Horny'a part) did not show
tho self-rcBtralnt which har" marked
tho first ono. Tho offer of ono hun
dred thousand dollars which tho old
man made her was refused with moro
scorn and less courtesy then hnd lieen
dUplnyed In her manner on the former
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